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Measles Outbreak Now Up To 20 Cases In New York City

Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living

As of Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases of measles in New York City has risen to 20 incidents, nine of which involve children. The city's hea...

Bloomberg's Public Health Legacy Lauded

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 12.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Bloomberg steered New York City through economic recession, a catastrophic hurricane and the aftermath of 9/11, but he may a...

Everyone Is Drinking, Everyone Is Hungover

Posted 10.15.2013 | New York

New Yorkers are getting piss drunk more than ever, according to a 2012 Community Health Survey, One in five New York residents say they've engaged...

NYC Obesity Rate Skyrockets

Posted 09.30.2013 | New York

Since Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office in 2002, the obesity rate in New York City has climbed a staggering 25 percent among adults. The New Yor...

West Nile Virus Found In NYC Mosquitoes

Posted 07.09.2013 | New York

The West Nile virus has been detected in New York City mosquitoes for the first time this summer, according to the city's Health Department. The i...

City Still Trying To Make The Soda Ban Happen

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 08.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A state appeals court panel had few sweet words Tuesday for a city health regulation that would fight diabetes and obesity by setting...

Diabetes Epidemic Reaches All-Time High In NYC

Posted 06.11.2013 | New York

The number of fatalities related to diabetes in New York City has reached an all-time high, nearly doubling over the past twenty years, according to a...

NYC Could Raise Minimum Age For Smokes To 21

Posted 04.22.2013 | New York

Young New Yorkers could have to wait three more years before being allowed to buy cigarettes. The New York Post reports City Council Speaker, and ...

Bloomberg's Plan To Raise Minimum Price Of Cigarettes

Posted 03.27.2013 | New York

While Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to keep tobacco products out of sight from customers at New York city stores was met with mixed reviews last week...

Mixed Reviews For Bloomberg's Tobacco Proposal

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Walk into any convenience store or gas station in the country, and chances are the cigarettes will be in roughly the same spot: at eye lev...

WATCH: Bloomberg Reacts To Soda Ban Ruling

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.12.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's bullishness, political realities and legal questions make for an uncertain future for one of the pr...

Bloomberg Announces Progress In City Effort To Reduce Salt Intake

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.13.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Salt has quietly been slipping out of dozens of the most familiar foods in brand-name America, from Butterball turkeys to Uncle Ben's...

Study: NYC Better Than LA At Cutting Childhood Obesity Rate

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 03.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — In the battle against childhood obesity, New York City appears to be doing better than Los Angeles, at least for low-income preschool...

Flu Reaches Epidemic Levels In NYC

Posted 01.11.2013 | New York

New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley warned New Yorkers Thursday that instances of the flu in the city have reached epidemic proportions. ...

Do We Need An Official "Food Day"?

The Huffington Post | Sarah H. Lee | Posted 02.02.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Yes, we all know it's Halloween -- a weekend of costumes, fake spid...

City Gives Le Cirque And Gramercy Tavern 'C' Grades

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The next time you read a restaurant review or are contemplating take-out from your local Chinese place, it might be worth finding out the restaurant's...

New York: High LEAD Warning For Tap Water

AP | SARA KUGLER FRAZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New Yorkers are being told to run their taps for 30 seconds before drinking water, cooking with it or using it to make baby formula a...